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by Endgame
Tue Apr 12, 2011 4:50 am
Forum: Advanced Algebra ("pre-calculus")
Topic: Naming or Defining types of Growth.
Replies: 4
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Re: Naming or Defining types of Growth.

Growth curves are probably "logistic" but the growth part may be both exponential and logarithmic and the decline part could be exponential and logarithmic too. Maybe with a logistic curve there is no inflection point. ??? I guess there is need for me to take a trip to the library or check...
by Endgame
Mon Apr 11, 2011 1:37 am
Forum: Advanced Algebra ("pre-calculus")
Topic: Naming or Defining types of Growth.
Replies: 4
Views: 3406

Re: Naming or Defining types of Growth.

Thank you for the help. The Wikipedia article for "Bacterial Growth" does have a discussion that parallels what you just showed as well as said. Even if a growth curve has a rapidly increasing population 'log phase', that does not mean the rapidly doubling population is increasingly increa...
by Endgame
Sun Apr 10, 2011 8:25 am
Forum: Advanced Algebra ("pre-calculus")
Topic: Naming or Defining types of Growth.
Replies: 4
Views: 3406

Naming or Defining types of Growth.

I was in a discussion with a friend. I understand that Geometric growth and Exponential growth often amount to the same thing as mentioned in Wikipedia under 'exponential growth'. However, I thought 'exponential growth' is sometimes also called 'logarithmic growth' and in Wikipedia under 'bacterial ...

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